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Author Topic: September 2018 Masters
thenancyrd

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Post September 2018 Masters
on: September 1, 2018, 04:11
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And here comes fall...!

Erica-
Richards

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 2, 2018, 12:27
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Hi, boy, oh boy! Another crazy week!!!
Monday night, Mark was hit head on by a guy having a medical episode. He was honking his horn, watching the guy drift into his lane so he broke his wrist when the airbag deployed. He’s got bruises across his chest and hip from the seatbelt and a few scratches on his other wrist. So incredibly thankful he walked away from that crash! At first, we thought the guy was drunk so a couple of days later, I googled him, looking for an citations and sadly found his obituary. Must have been a stroke or something. He didn’t pass away until the next day so it wasn’t the crash that killed him. So heartbreaking. He was only 67. Anyway, lots to do to take care of Mark. He got a cast put on on Thursday and has a follow up appointment Sept 25th.
Needless to say, my runs have not been great. Just trying to survive day to day, hour to hour. The heat last week was not fun either! I did manage to run almost 142 miles in August so not too shabby.
Ethan seems to be doing well at RPI. We’ve been texting but called him Friday night on the drive home from Emma’s soccer games.
Oops, go to go pick up Emma from work. More later.

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 2, 2018, 17:23
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Hello again,
JC, so sorry you’re couldn’t complete your race but safety first. How common is it for them to cancel due to weather? I feel badly for those who flew in. Ugh. Sounds like you made the best of it.
Nancy, any word on Katie’s job interview? Sounds like your training is going well. This has been a tough summer so just getting out there is winning!
Lisa, how are you doing? Was Megan’s move back to school smooth?
Well, hope everyone is well. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

thenancyrd

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 3, 2018, 09:28
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Happy Labor Day!

Erica, so scary about your Mark! And so scary/sorry for the man who died. 67 is young. Sounds like Ethan is settling in, that is good 🙂 and you are enjoying the last bit of time before Emma starts school (as well as her soccer which is keeping you busy). 142 miles is awesome!, congratulations!

Lisa and JC I hope all is well 🙂

Ran 6miles this morning, it's ugly out. We were at BBQ and I had beer, slept in this morning so got out later than planned. So hot, started out 78 degrees and finished at 86. Going to slug here at home the rest of the day, both Saturday and Sunday were BBQ's so today is home time.

No word on the job, thanks for asking. Katie left yesterday on her road trip with her college roommate. Excited for them! And so thankful for cell phones.

Enjoy the week everyone 🙂

JCtrail

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 10, 2018, 15:06
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Hello everyone! Just not getting to the library as often, rather stay home and avoid traffic and tourists Only drive into town when I have meetings or early mornings for a run on a different, longer trail.

OMgoodness Erica! That must have been so scary! So glad and relieved that Mark is ok, but sad about the other driver. You know, I have nightmares about something like that happening whenever I'm on the road. I think it happens more often than we think. That takes a lot of time to care for him, totally understand that running takes a backseat. You are such a strong person, and you'll make it through just like Mark. Kids doing well takes some load off, right? Sending positive healing vibes!

JCtrail

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 10, 2018, 15:29
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Nancy: sounds like you toughed it out on the 6 miler, WTG!! That deserves a beer!! Oh, you did that, LOL!! There has been predicted HIGH heat days out that way .......watching weather channel. Sure zaps the energy for sure. Wishing Katie a glorious trip!! And from mom to mom, cell phones can be life lines.

Lisa: how are you?

Erica: you know, regarding the Pikes Peak ...........we did as we were told. Yes, safety first. Such elevation races are unpredictable so I was fine with it. Not much you can do about it. About 2 or 3 yrs ago, it rained/snowed and some runners were upset about that. There are/will be complainers....... but that's the nature of trail running. The turnaround was at 7.6 miles, more than half way, so we did the race distance when we came back down (just over 13.2 miles) and, just short of about 3,800 ft elevation. I've run in all kinds of weather and made it through. Anyway, it was great to drive up to the summit for the views and for me, I was lucky to have the time for a run down and back up.

Thursdays, I've been meeting up with the trail divas at different trails for our group runs which are between 4-6 miles. Each runner decide their distance. Some are tapering so they run shorter and walk, and others run longer. I have been getting there about an hour earlier to run about 2-4 extra miles. Also, I get in 8-10 miles on other days before my long runs on weekends.

Saturday: finished 14 miles. Ran a trail that is one of my favorites, about 8500 ft, close to the base of the ski resort.
Hoping to get in 18-20 miles this weekend. Then 20-22 miles during the week before we fly to Chicago for a few days for a conference.
Knee is doing okay. Just need to ice it after my runs.

Next race is in MN, will be driving there and staying a few days to visit my RB near twin cities. On my return trip, will visit/stay with DH's aunt in SD.
I'm running the trail marathon: https://www.surfthemurph.org/

thenancyrd

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 16, 2018, 18:00
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I checked your link, JC, are you going to dress up for the race? That should be fun. Daughter of a friend of mine is running the half in Disney Paris next weekend, she has never run a half, let alone in Paris, sheesh! Anyway I told her she and her friend should dress up.

20mile run yesterday, ehh not my greatest but it's done. We are leaving Saturday at 6am for a week in Maine, rented a house just outside of Bar Harbor with Fred's sister/family so hoping to get some fun runs in while we are there, explore Acadia, and just relax/enjoy some down time.

Katie is having a great time. She Snapchats/texts me several times a day, yesterday we spoke on the phone for about 20minutes. Today they are in Chicago, coming across the top of the US and will be home on Saturday. But we'll be gone. Unfortunately she never heard anything about that job. So, she'll be looking once she gets home.

Everyone have a great week and stay safe!

Erica-
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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 17, 2018, 07:49
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Good morning!
Currently sitting on the couch while I should be doing an “easy 8” miles. Terrible sleep last night so I’m crabby! I know a run will help but lacking motivation.

JC, your next marathon is the weekend I’ll be visiting my son for parents weekend. You have a crazy busy racing schedule! You go girl!! Is icing your knee working well?

Nancy, must have been the weekend of 20 milers, lol! I ran 20 Friday and Lisa also ran 20 this weekend. Nice job getting it done! I always feel that once I can run 20, I know I can finish a marathon. Have a wonderful time in Maine! Bar Harbor is beautiful! We used to sail to Maine when I was a kid. Sorry Katie didn’t get the job but t she’s having a fun trip. I’m sure she’ll find something when she gets home.

Lisa, how are you doing? How are things at work? Nice job on your 20 miler! Are you feeling ready for MDI?

Lots going on here. It’s been a month since my friend Henry passed away and we have finally been able to e-file his will in probate court. My duties as executrix will ramp up soon. Worried that he wont have enough money for me to pay his bills, execute his wishes, and it’s keeping me up at night. Sigh. Started car shopping with my husband. Found a car but the guy at the dealership wouldn’t negotiate with us (weird) and now the car is gone. Back to square 1. Good news is he still can’t drive so he doesn’t really need a car yet. Booked our annual trip to England to see family at Christmas. We waited too long so paid more for the tickets. Story of our lives! My husband is not the best planner...and I’ve just been so overwhelmed with everything going on so I wasn’t much help.

Ok, better get moving. I switched my tempo run to Wednesday since it will be cooler. Off now to find as much shade as I can for my 8 miles. Have a great week!

JCtrail

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 21, 2018, 18:15
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Quote from thenancyrd on September 16, 2018, 18:00
I checked your link, JC, are you going to dress up for the race? That should be fun. Daughter of a friend of mine is running the half in Disney Paris next weekend, she has never run a half, let alone in Paris, sheesh! Anyway I told her she and her friend should dress up.

Nancy: No, I don't think I will dress up. I'm no fun in Oct . 😛 ...when it comes to costumes. But DH, it's his favorite holiday!! I don't know if RB will dress up ............you don't have to run in the costume, but they like to take photos prior to the race. Running in Paris makes up for running a race for the first time, why not?!? Lucky her!
Have a relaxing time in Maine. That is one state I really would love to visit. And run a race of course, 😀
Hey you got the 20 in .........no matter the time. It's tough for sure. WTG!!

JCtrail

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Post Re: September 2018 Masters
on: September 21, 2018, 18:29
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Erica: hope the 8 miler wasn't too warm. A bit of shade here and there can make a huge difference. There are some trails here that are out in the open ......especially where they have been clearing due to dry/bark beetle damage. At least that's what they say .......
How is Mark doing? Yeah, I see your point in not buying a car when you can't drive it yet. There are always cars for sale. I don't get pressured into buying anything .........always feel/think that it wasn't meant to be.
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Henry. WOW, you are busy .....dealing with his will/court stuff. I wouldn't know where to start. Sorry to hear it's keeping you up .....I'm sure it's overwhelming at times. But he must have really felt confident in your judgement and skill to have you do this. DH and I need to update our will. I always think about that when we are going on a trip.......flying.
Are you gonna run a race again when you visit England? Do the kids still get excited about the trip? DH is the same way when it comes to booking flights .....always last minute ......and I try not to nag him. I could do it but he is so picky about flight times ......
Our trip to Chicago is next week. Was thinking of running the Chicago 10 miler .......in Grant Park which is about 5 blocks from where we will be staying ...........but I changed my mind. I just can't imagine running on pavement that long, ouch!! Maybe I'll volunteer instead .........or run elsewhere ..........or sleep in, LOL!!

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